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Plastic Waste Management

By Prof. Brajesh Kumar Dubey   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 5260
This course will focus on:1. Introduction of Plastic pollution as a global problem today.2. What is Plastic Waste? The Magnitude of the problem on global scale and in Indian context. Plastic in Ocean and impact on sea life and economy.3. What is the nature and complexity of this problem and what could be the best way to manage the plastic waste and how to mitigate the risk from plastic waste.4. Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, Recent Plastic Bans and the use of Extended Producer Responsibilities (EPR) concepts in managing Plastic waste in India.5. Best Practices of Managing Plastic Waste from around the World including use of Plastic waste in road (experience from Indian context and other countries)6. Way forward – how to manage this waste stream applying state of the art technologies

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Civil and Chemical Engineering BTech programs, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science Masters and Doctoral Programs
PREREQUISITES :Basic Environmental Science, Basic Differential Equations, Basic Chemistry
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : AECOM, Ramky, Environmental Resource Management (ERM),SENES/ARCADIS. Waste Management related companies, Govt. Agencies
Summary
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 12 Mar 2021
Exam Date : 21 Mar 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environment
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate



Course layout

Week 1  :  Plastics – What it is? Types, Uses and Global Statistics
Week 2  :   Plastic Waste – Sources, Production, Global and Indian Context
Week 3  : Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 (India) and Global Rules and Regulations
Week 4  :  Plastic Bans including China Sword Policy implication on global plastic waste management
Week 5  :  Impact of Plastics on Marine Life, Effect on Wildlife, Human Health and Environment
Week 6  :  Plastic Waste Management Practices – Use of Plastic waste in roads, issues and challenges
Week 7  :  Possible Alternate Materials to Plastics –Greener Alternatives
Week 8  :  Plastics Resource Recovery and Circular Economy.

Books and references

Journal articles, Technical Reports will be collated from the web and made available to course participants. 

Instructor bio

Prof. Brajesh Kumar Dubey

IIT Kharagpur
Professor Brajesh Kr. Dubey has his bachelors degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is presently Associate Professor (Integrated Waste Management and Sustainable Engineering) in the Division of Environmental Engineering and Management at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Dr. Dubey has more than 17 years of research, teaching, training and industrial outreach experience in the areas of Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, and Sustainable Engineering and Application of Life Cycle Assessment techniques. He also works in the area of Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainable Engineering. He has been teaching courses in the area of Solid Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Management, Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Risk Assessment among other courses for nearly a decade. He has taught at several universities in USA, Canada, New Zealand, China andIndia. He has also conducted training programs in the Integrated Waste Management areas including that for Electronics Waste. Dr. Dubey has authored/co- authored more than 200 publications in his area of expertise and have presented at several national and international conferences. He has worked as Waste Management Expert for UN agencies and World Bank.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 21 March 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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